Grand opening date announced for OKC's long-awaited First Americans Museum
The First Americans Museum near downtown Oklahoma City is scheduled to open one year from today.
The social media team for the long-awaited attraction posted on Twitter today that the grand opening is slated for Sept. 18, 2021. A countdown clock has been launched at at the museum's homepage at famok.org.
Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell was among those who celebrated the news on social media, posting on Twitter that "I’ve been lucky enough to get a tour - get ready to be wowed. A world-class museum opens Sept 18, 2021 on the #ModernFrontier."
According to The Oklahoman's William Crum, the First Americans Museum is designed to be a repository for the history, stories and traditions of the 39 tribal nations headquartered in Oklahoma.
Conceived in the 1990s as the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, the $175 million, 175,000-square-foot museum is designed to Smithsonian Institution standards and is prominently situated southeast of the I-35/I-40 interchange near downtown OKC.
As previously reported, the museum originated as a project of the State of Oklahoma and is now being completed through a partnership between the State of Oklahoma and The City of Oklahoma City, with help of a Chickasaw Nation subsidiary, the American Indian Cultural Center Foundation and numerous donors.
For more information, go to famok.org.